O Holy Lord: Come, God of All Possibilities and Set Us Free

O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free. The use of the honorific “Lord” has, over the years, become the source of some controversy. Many women and men, with […]

Jonathan Franzen and Freedom

I asked one of my classes today whether or not they had heard of the new novel Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.  With blank stares and shaking heads, no one admitted having the vaguest familiarity with this work.  I had been lecturing on inadequate approaches to scriptural interpretation and just finished explaining the concept of scripture […]